The Friday Five – NaNo Edition

My first day of NaNo came barreling through like a skateboarder on greased wheels. Over 2K words (goal is 1667 words a day) – and I was feeling pretty good. Today, however, I got up late, didn’t have much time to write, and only got 200+ words done (yes, I WILL reach my daily word count when I get home.) Considering the fact that life gets in the way – even in November – today’s Friday Five are all about getting those words done!

1. When you have the time, don’t stop at 1667 – keep writing!

2. It’s harder to catch up than it is to overdo – keep writing!

3. 284 words is better than no words – keep writing!

4. Don’t go back and edit – always move forward. If you need to change something (a name, age, plot direction, etc.) make a note in all caps in your manuscript at the point you realize the needed change, and – keep writing!

5. Have fun while you’re doing NaNo! That’s the beauty of it – writing for fun – but you must – KEEP WRITING!

Watch this space for more suggestions, hints, tips, and general sharing of what I’ve learned doing NaNo through the years… and mostly… keep writing! :)

About Julia Karr

My name is Julia Karr. I’m a writer of young adult and middle grade fiction. If you want to know more about me, click on the tabs above for my bio, books, blog and links I like.
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